Armenian genocide of 1915

  The Armenian Genocide , also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally by Armenians, as Mets Yeghern, was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. The majority of Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide.

  Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, denies the word genocide is an accurate term for the mass killings of Armenians that began under Ottoman rule in 1915. It has in recent years been faced with repeated calls to recognize them as genocide.


Memorial to the Victims of the Genocide of 1915

Map of Armenia

Armenian genocide of 1915

Armenian cross-stone

Armenian money - DRAM

Ararat (Masis)

Lake Sevan

Armenian gallery

Game - Backgammon (NARDI)

Armenian genocide - Gallery

Hrant Dink

Sadly 92 years after the start of the Armenian Genocide, Hrant Dink is now the latest victim of Turkey's outrageous campaign of denial and intolerance. This brutal murder serves as a wake up call to the United States, the Turkish Society and the entire international community to unite together in ending forever the Turkish government's denial of the Armenian Genocide.

"We are all Hrants" and "The truth has prevailed"

May Dink rest in peace. May God accept him into heaven.

 Hrant Dink

Hrant Dink

September 15, 1954
January 19, 2007



Historical and documental website about Armenian Genocide 1915-23 and massacres of Sultan Abdul Hamid in 1894-96 in Ottoman Turkey. The website is a rich research center including many official Iranian and international documents, Photos, maps, videos, articles, News and articles published by BBC, observations of Iranian writer (Mohamad Ali JamalZadeh), details about the visit of Khatami to the memorial complex of Armenian Genocide, etc. Here you can find quotes of famous international faces including Turkish historians and diplomats. Farsi and English.

Bilingual source on the Armenian genocide of 1915, affiliated to the Armenian Prelacy of Tehran, Iran

Armenian National Institute, ANI, is one of most powerful websites related to Armenian Genocide. It's a rich research center which contains many official documents including official reports, US presidents' quotes, international affirmation, pictures, maps and many other creditable documents.

Armenian history, bibliography, articles, forum, in English, French, Turkish, Armenian


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Armenian Genocide in Turkey

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